Rewiring A House
The Internet has profoundly shaped how both Muslims and non-Muslims perceive Islam and how Islamic societies and networks are evolving and shifting in the twenty-first century. The Internet has transformed how many Muslims practice their duties and rituals of Islam. It has dramatically influenced forms of Islamic activism and radicalization. Drawing on more than a decade of online research, Gary Bunt shows how social-networking sites, blogs and other "cyber-Islamic environments" have exposed Muslims to new influences outside the traditional spheres of Islamic knowledge and authority. Exploring the increasing impact of the Internet on the Muslims around the world, this book sheds new light on the nature of contemporary Islamic discourse, identity and community.